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    Senior Member GrammaBabs's Avatar
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    OK... i finally found it... and i hop it's ok to just put the link here..
    This is one of the best articles i've ever read about organizing and using scraps... even incorporating your "not used" pieces...
    Hope it can help a few!!

    http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml

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    Sorry, Still not going to save them. At 20.00 a yd it isn't worth it to me to save every little scrap. When I purchase fabric I have a quilt in mind. When the quilt is done I have got my moneys worth. Not going to waste the time to cut and have all those totes full of scraps taking up my fabric room.!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Sorry, Still not going to save them. At 20.00 a yd it isn't worth it to me to save every little scrap. When I purchase fabric I have a quilt in mind. When the quilt is done I have got my moneys worth. Not going to waste the time to cut and have all those totes full of scraps taking up my fabric room.!!!!!!
    Just send me a big box of what you don't want and I will do the dividing and share with others. You don't have to sort, I will do it. I might, of course, take out a few for my own scrap box. I am most serious. I love doing this and the sharing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Sorry, Still not going to save them. At 20.00 a yd it isn't worth it to me to save every little scrap. When I purchase fabric I have a quilt in mind. When the quilt is done I have got my moneys worth. Not going to waste the time to cut and have all those totes full of scraps taking up my fabric room.!!!!!!
    Just send me a big box of what you don't want and I will do the dividing and share with others. You don't have to sort, I will do it. I might, of course, take out a few for my own scrap box. I am most serious. I love doing this and the sharing too.
    The thing is, I don't want them laying around while the sack or tote or whatever gets full.

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    Check out her blog for more great info.

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    Thank you :D:D:D

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    She also has a Yahoo group, to which I used to belong. It's a very active group, but if you are interested in mystery quilts, want help with her scrap savers system, or need help with one of her quilt patterns, then this is a good group to join. The link, is available on the above quiltville website.

    I belonged to it for a while, just to see all the beautiful quilts.

    Personally, I have to send my quilts out to be longarm quilted and cannot afford to have scrap quilts done. While some of these are downright beautiful, I've too many other quilts on which I want to work.

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    I have been following Bonnie's use of scraps. I have tubs full of scraps and actually was tired of using them. But one day I discovered the "crayon box" pattern on her site and I had my friend cut me some metal templates. I iron one tub of fabric, brought it to work so I could cut during lunch, and went home and started sewing. To date I have 96 blocks sewn and have a box full of irned fabric yet to cut. This block makes up cute and is easy to sew. Go check it out....www.quiltville.com

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    Send them to me! I'd love to have them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS quilter
    Send them to me! I'd love to have them!
    I don't have any, I toss them the day they are cut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS quilter
    Send them to me! I'd love to have them!
    I could send you an envelope or prepaid box. Every time you send me one I'll send you another. I make lots of charity quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by MS quilter
    Send them to me! I'd love to have them!
    I could send you an envelope or prepaid box. Every time you send me one I'll send you another. I make lots of charity quilts.
    PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
    OK... i finally found it... and i hop it's ok to just put the link here..
    This is one of the best articles i've ever read about organizing and using scraps... even incorporating your "not used" pieces...
    Hope it can help a few!!

    http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml
    Thank you thank you thank you !

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    Thanks very much I have just started sewing and quilting and have keep all my scraps, just saw a dog or cat bed with very small trims being use so now I am keeping them also. Someone told me to also save the scrap with the fabric name and color bar on it, so yes I am doing that as well, it helps me to match colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Sorry, Still not going to save them. At 20.00 a yd it isn't worth it to me to save every little scrap. When I purchase fabric I have a quilt in mind. When the quilt is done I have got my moneys worth. Not going to waste the time to cut and have all those totes full of scraps taking up my fabric room.!!!!!!
    I would be happy to take them off your hands. Or you can post them on Freecycle in your area. Freecycle.org.

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    thank you :) :)

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    Thank you! I really need to do that.

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    Featherweight: DITTO :thumbup: :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    Featherweight: DITTO :thumbup: :)
    Just my opinion. I see you live in Littleton. I am at the other end of Denver. Have a great day, Beth

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    Love her site ,very helpful. I like doing scrap quilts ,so this gives me more ideas .

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